Movies Amber Heard Joins Cast of Magic Mike XXL By Alex Ungerman 11:59 AM PDT, September 19, 2014 Photo: Getty Images XXL keeps getting bigger! Amber Heard has joined the cast of Magic Mike XXL as a new lead character, ET has learned. The Rum Diary actress joins Andie MacDowell, along with returning eye candy Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer. Matthew McConaughey is not returning for the sequel. Photos: 10 Men We Want to Replace Matthew McConaughey in 'Magic Mike XXL' The follow-up to 2012's stripper sensation is supposed to be a road trip movie, and Channing tells ET it will be a "very different movie" from the first. News: 'Magic Mike' Sequel Reveals Big New Title Alright, Channing. Just don't stray too far from all those NSFW strip routines the people want to see! Video: Channing Tatum Teases 'Magic Mike 2' Will Be 'Very Different'—Find Out How! Magic Mike XXL will be directed by Gregory Jacobs, and hits theaters July 3! Watch the video below to hear from Magic Mike himself on what you can expect for the highly anticipated sequel. Related Gallery10 Men We Want to Replace Matthew McConaughey in 'Magic Mike XXL'